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Plants which are natural hosts for butterfly larva.

Leucophyllum minus

Common Name: Big Bend Silverleaf
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue/Purple
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

More cold tolerant than other Texas sage with smaller leaves. Nice small shrub. Retains gray color through winter. Purple blooms after rain.


Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow White'

Common Name: Echinacea purpurea
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24-36"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

New for 2017.


Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Magnus Coneflower
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Reddish Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24-36"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

New for 2017.


Echinacea purpurea 'Baby Swan White'

Common Name: Baby Swan White Cone Flower
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18-23"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

New for 2017. White cone flower brings nice contrast to the garden.


Dill 'Dukat'

Common Name: Dill Dukat
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3-5'
Mature Width: 2-3'

Artemisia dracunculus 'Tarragon'

Common Name: Tarragon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Whitish Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18-36"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

Seed used for cooking. Larval food plant for the American Lady Butterfly.


Penstemon x mexicali 'Red Rocks'

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Common Name: Red Rocks Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rose flowers. Narrow, dark green leaves, blooms all summer with deadheading. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: An easy variety to grow in most growing conditions. Likes some protection from harsh winds and hottest sun. This variety has been a proven performer in our gardens.

Penstemon x mexicali 'Carolyn's Hope'

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Common Name: Carolyn's Hope Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner. Cheerful pink, white-throated tubular flowers and dark pink buds above narrow, glossy green are attractive nearly all summer long. This hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons was developed in Colorado to raise funds to support breast cancer research at University of Colorado Cancer Center.


Penstemon x mexicali 'Windwalker Garnet'

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Common Name: Windwalker Garnet Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner. Unique ruby-red or garnet-colored tubular flowers with striped throats bloom nearly all summer long above narrow, glossy green leaves, forming attractive mounds. This selection is a hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons developed by Kelly Grummons in Colorado.


Penstemon wrightii

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Common Name: Wright's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red, Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 1-3'
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

One of the most dramatic Penstem we have growing in our beds. It makes a large, open mounding base with flowers stalks covered with bright red blooms extending two to three feet above the foliage. After blooming the seed pods are an attractive addition to the garden as well. If seed pods aren't what you want to look at though, regular deadheading will keep this plant blooming though the season.